Spanish Introductions

Monday, June 17th, 2013

2.4 Spanish introductionsWe’re all familiar with the introduction ritual.  I’ve just finished a video where you’ll learn it all in Spanish.  I teach:

¿Cómo se llama?  (What’s your name?)

Me llamo… (My name is…)

Le presento a… (I’d like to introduce you to….)

Mucho gusto. (Nice to meet you.)

Igualmente!  (Likewise!)

…and a few other phrases, too!  CLICK HERE to find it in Lesson 2 on Spanish Greetings and Pleasantries.

Being Polite in Spanish

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

2.3 Being PoliteI’ve just completed another segment of Lesson 2 on Spanish Greetings and Pleasantries!  Being polite is an important part of being professional.  The phrases covered in this portion of the lesson include:

Por favor (Please).  This is one of my favorite phrases because of how versatile it is.  It’s actually a great communication strategy to say “Por favor” while you gesture to indicate what you’d like the person to do (sit down, hand you their coat, lend you a pen, etc.).

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How are you?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

2.2 How are youIn this video I teach you how to say “How are you?” in Spanish, and several common responses to “How are you.” You’ll learn all the following Spanish phrases:

How are you? = ¿Cómo está?

Very well, thank you! = Muy bien, ¡gracias!

Fine, thank you. = Bien, gracias.

That’s great! = ¡Qué bien!

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Spanish Greetings and Goodbyes

Monday, June 10th, 2013

2.1 Greetings GoodbyesHere’s a video with a few different common greetings and goodbyes in Spanish, along with some pronunciation tips.  The phrases taught are:

Hola = Hello

Adiós = Goodbye

Buenos días = Good morning

Buenas tardes = Good afternoon

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Spanish Greetings and Pleasantries

Monday, June 10th, 2013

2 IntroductionI’m so excited to get started on Lesson 2 of our series of free Spanish lessons!  In the first lesson I talked about all the various rules of Spanish pronunciation, which is a helpful thing to know if you’re trying to speak Spanish or read Spanish aloud.  Now the fun begins–actually speaking!  We’ll start out with the things you commonly say when you first see someone:  Hi!  How are you?  What’s your name?  and so on.  We’ll also learn a few polite things to say, like “Please,” “Thank you,” and “Excuse me.”  In addition to the videos I will periodically upload useful practice materials and special videos for members only, so if you haven’t already registered, go over to the registration page right now and sign up!  It’s free! Watch for the new lesson 2 videos over the next few days!  CLICK HERE to watch my introduction to the lesson on Spanish Greetings and Pleasantries.